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Mar 22, 2013 9:00am PDT
-state solution, the president asserted that forging a lasting peace is a matter of civil rights. couching it the broader question of what it means to be a democracy. a return to the signature themes of the 2008 campaign and the early days of his presidency. as he outlined in cairo in 2009, the president began by affirming america's respect and its commitment. >> i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning. between the united states and muslims around the world. one based on mutual interest and mutual respect. so long as there is a united states of america. [ speaking foreign language ] >> you are not alone. >> as he did in his landmark 2008 speech on race, the president argued that despite our differences, it is hope and the fundamental optimism about the next generation, that bonds us together. >> we may not look the same and may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction. towards a better future for our children. and our grandchildren. >> but before i, before i came here, i met with a group of young palestinians. i honestly believe that if, if a
Mar 21, 2013 9:00am PDT
opinion in our party. >> but if certain voices seem intent to move forward on civil rights, the party's right flank is digging in its heels. >> young conservatives, 30 and under, 35 and under, gay marriage, all that matters. homosexual marriage. if the party makes that something official, that they support, they're not going to pull the homosexual activist voters away from the democrat party. but they are going to -- cause their base to stay home. and throw their hands up in utter frustration. >> similar frustration was echoed by evangelicals and social conservatives. family reform council president tony perkins has wrote this week, raince priebus's has decided that the way for his party -- >> president of the national organization for marriage, brian brown, sass the grassroots of the party are 100% committed to protecting marriage and you can't just kick them to the curb. >> and according to faith and freedom coalition founder, raffle reed, if the republican party tries to retreat from being a pro marriage, pro family party, the big tent is going to become a pup tent very fast. >> will
Mar 26, 2013 9:00am PDT
states that currently allow full civil unions while leaving the other 32 states untouched. and even narrower ruling would reinstate gay marriage in california only on the basis that the state had no right to take away a right previously granted to gay couples. the justices could also take a pass on issuing a definitive ruling by arguing that prop 8 backers lack the legal standing. in effect ruling that they're the wrong people to have argued the case. >>> now all eyes are fixed on the potential swing justice, anthony kennedy. who in previous decisions has shown a fondness for advancing gay rights and state's rights. this morning, kennedy's questions provided some solace to both sides. he addressed concerns that prop 8 harms the rights of the children of gay couples, but suggested it was too soon to rule unequivocally on same-sex marriage. >>> at the conclusion of oral arguments,al gore's year 2000 lawyer, david boyce, addressed the media. >> it's a remarkable thing that happened in there was that there was no attempt to defend the ban on gay and less leeian marriage. now when we are
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